The Center for Quantitative Medicine (CQM) is a transdisciplinary type II research center at UConn Health which provides a formal home for the integration of quantitative and computational approaches and data to impact biomedical disease processes. The Center and its faculty pursue research in the broad areas of bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, biostatistics, genomics, and systems and computational biology. This work requires broad interdisciplinary approaches and faculty within the center work with other researchers within UConn Health including the School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine, UConn-Storrs, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, and other university and industry-based collaborators throughout the United States and world.
UConn Health is engaged in a major expansion of its research programs in quantitative medicine as part of several transformative state initiatives. The Bioscience Connecticut initiative, totaling approximately $1 billion, will expand UConn health care offerings and research capabilities, including the establishment of the new Center for Quantitative Medicine (CQM). Other initiatives, totaling over $2 billion, include the establishment the new Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) and the Institute for Systems Genomics on the UConn Health campus, as well as the Next Generation Connecticut initiative at the main campus in Storrs, will expand the overall research efforts of the University.